FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Walsall fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Walsall at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in September 2006, with Walsall inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Pirates in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 DecWalsall2 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 23 SepBristol Rvs.1-2WalsallLGE2
2000/2001Sat 28 AprWalsall2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 11 NovBristol Rvs.0 - 0WalsallLGE1
1998/1999Sat 20 MarWalsall3 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1998/1999Tue 08 DecWalsall2 - 2Bristol Rvs.ASSM
1998/1999Sat 31 OctBristol Rvs.3 - 4WalsallLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 8 conceded.

Walsall have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 23 matches. Walsall's total of 41 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.63219411
Walsall6231859

FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates go into their game against Walsall in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Walsall 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.